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  • INT = Internship
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  • PhD = Doctoral Research

Projects

(Faculty contact: Jaap VosTeresa Cohn):

    • Fifty years ago, Ian McHarg published “Design with Nature”. In this book McHarg argued that communities should be developed based on an understanding of the local environment rather than the individual whims and desires of local property owners. According to McHarg planners needed a solid background in the natural sciences and use ecological knowledge as way of thinking and goal setting. According to McHarg, everything connected to everything. With the increasing impacts of climate change, McHarg’s ideas are now even more relevant to planning but they are oddly enough still not at the center of either planning theory or education. In fact, the vast majority of planning schools are still teaching comprehensive planning, permitting and zoning with sidelines in urban design or public policy.
    • We are looking for a student to do applied research to help us create a graduate certificate for planning professionals that is based on a strong foundation in ecology and connects natural resources and environmental change to community values, social needs and aspirations.

(Faculty contact team: Mark WolfendenJan EitelLee Vierling):

    • We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. student who is interested in studying climate change effects on ecosystems affected by Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) functioning. Whitebark pine is considered a keystone species in the Northern Rockies, playing a critical role in the lifecycle of other plants, mammals and insects; it has also been identified as a candidate for listing as an endangered species. The Ph.D. candidate will have access to a suite of chemical ecological, ecophysiological, and remote sensing tools and use these to study ecological communities impacted by Whitebark pine presence. As part of this project, the student will be working at remote field sites near McCall, Idaho and the University of Idaho’s Taylor Wilderness Research Station. The student will also work closely with U of I’s award-winning McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) to integrate and communicate research findings to a broader audience including K-12 students and teachers. The student will be advised by U of I MOSS faculty who have expertise in chemical ecology, remote sensing and education.

(Faculty contact: Kenneth Wallen):

    • Conduct conservation or fish and wildlife management research through the lens of human behavior. Work on projects that produce actionable insights from rigorous psychological, sociological, and behavioral science inquiry with observational, experimental, and survey methods. Explore the nature of and reasons for environmentally significant behavior; contribute to conservation or fish and wildlife management via insights into human behavioral patterns and processes. Projects may be in partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

POSITION: AmeriCorps Assistant Field Leader, Youth Corps Camping, Seasonal

LOCATION(s): Crews travel throughout the state - based out of Eugene, OR; Lake Wenatchee, WA or Boise, ID

BENEFITS: Summer: Field Leaders are provided a living allowance of $4,050 and an AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50. While overseeing crews, leaders are provided a day off every other weekend and have 5-6 days off during the mid- summer break

PROGRAM DATES: 05/21/2021 – 08/21/2021

QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Cassie Connolly, AmeriCorps and Community Engagement Coordinator, at CassieC@IdahoCC.org or (208)-509-1619.

Organization Background: Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization that provides unique work training experiences that empower youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs throughout the Northwest that emphasize leadership, growth and personal success. NYC partners with agencies like the U.S. Forest Service; National Park Service and Bureau Land Management to provide strenuous field-based work projects. NYC’s programs serve over 900 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC) is a program of Northwest Youth Corps.

NYC engages youth and young adults from all walks of life and provides a multifaceted experience that helps propel them into future opportunities and careers. Hard and soft skills are taught and reinforced throughout the member’s term of service through a formal practical trainings and mentorship of partners and NYC staff. NYC strives to provide program participants the skills and competencies needed to succeed in a wide variety of professional environments and life circumstances.

Position Description:

 Field Leaders assist in the management and supervision conservation crews of nine youth, ages 16-18, over the course of the summer. The summer season is broken down into two (2) five week sessions, so leaders oversee two separate groups over their service term. While on session, Field Leaders are responsible for assisting in the completion a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on public and private lands, and facilitating daily lessons using our accredited outdoor education curriculum. Field leaders are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and an inspirational attitude. Field leaders generally support a variety of different crews, rotating on a weekly/semi-weekly basis while Crew Leaders maintain supervision over a single crew.

This experience allows Leaders to gain additional skills and mentorship from more experienced leaders while enabling Field Leaders to contribute their own leadership, management and educational experience to young people. The position can provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education.

Leader Training/Professional Development:

Field Leaders will be provided a 12-day comprehensive training. Training will not exceed 20% of total member service hours and will cover the following topics:

  • USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • NYC Leadership Philosophy
  • Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
  • Crew Management and Motivation
  • Conservation Education
  • Risk Management and Safety Procedures
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Behavior Management
  • Time Management
  • Driver Training
  • Tool Use and Maintenance
  • Anaphylaxis training

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership and Mentorship – Leaders assist in the management, supervision, and participate in all aspects of crew work from hauling rocks to stacking brush. They work cooperatively with a crew’s Crew Leader to delegate responsibilities to crew members, maintain crew discipline, resolve conflicts, and establish/maintain crew morale. Leaders provide formal and informal feedback to corps members with specific attention to work productivity and quality, teamwork, and leadership. Field Leaders receive feedback on their performance and are challenged to develop their own leadership skills within this program.

Safety and Risk Management – Field Leaders help oversee the physical and emotional safety of program participants at all times. Safety is the number one priority in everything we do, including work, education, and recreation. This includes not only the physical safety of participants but their mental and emotional safety as well. Leaders will be responsible for transporting the crew and equipment, to and from the worksite and frequently drive long distances in NYC’s fleet vehicles.

Project Management & Implementation - Leaders are responsible for safely completing conservation projects to high standards by training, working with, and supervising crews of nine teenage youth working roughly 38 hours/week. Managing and motivating youth crews in this environment requires leaders to maintain a highly structured camp and work experience and provide vigilant supervision of youth in their care. In the field, leaders will provide direction to their crew with specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality, and productivity. Leaders are mentors and role models and set the pace and tone of the project site. This position is physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. Leaders will lift heavy loads, walk long distances, and should expect to find each project physically challenging.

Education - Leaders implement daily lessons based on NYC’s education curriculum (SEED), which incorporates environmental education, life skills development, nutrition and health, and job readiness. Field leaders track corps member participation and progress throughout the program. Field leaders are encouraged to bring their own skills and experiences to the education curriculum and use natural surroundings for teachable moments.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Current Driver’s License and clean driving record for the past three years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
  • Recreational/ professional outdoor experience, accustomed to living for periods of time without modern conveniences
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds
  • Willingness and ability to frequently drive an NYC vehicle
  • Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good judgment and decision making skills
  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
  • Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Hours:

Though schedules can vary, most crews will conduct project work Monday through Friday throughout their experience. On Saturday and Sunday, crews will stay together to conduct resupply, shower, do laundry and participate in recreational activities (e.g., a hike). Assistant Field Leaders must complete a minimum of 900 hours of service, averaging over 50 hours a week - including work, training, education, and travel time — a 30 minute lunch and at least two breaks each day. This 30 minute lunch break does not count toward AmeriCorps member service hours. No vacation time is provided during session.

Role Clarification:

This is an AmeriCorps Corpsmember level position, NOT a staff member. While serving in this AmeriCorps volunteer position, corpsmembers need to abide by the below restrictions:

  • Corpsmembers may NOT sign/approve official documents such as AmeriCorps paperwork, member timecards, performance evaluations, disciplinary contracts, project contracts or any similar documents. • Corpsmembers may NOT be directly involved in project acquisition or contracting.
  • Corpsmembers may NOT discipline other AmeriCorps members. While they may provide guidance, facilitate crew meetings, motivate, reward and uphold safety policies on the service site, all policy violations and disciplinary action must be directed to and handled by Staff

To Apply

Apply online at https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/joinNYC/. Contact cassiec@idahocc.org or by phone at (208) 509-1619, if you have any questions about your application. Additional program information can be found at https://idahocc.org/.

Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic

In accordance with 45CFR 2520.65, AmeriCorps members may not perform prohibited service activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in the activities. Prohibited service activities are outlined in the Service Agreement and AmeriCorps member manual.

A Better You Earn money and high school credit while gaining job skills and professional references needed to build your resume. Meet new people and build physical and mental strength while spending weeks immersed in Idaho’s wildest places.

A Better Planet Spend weeks working on conservation projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, trail construction, and fencing. Play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

Idaho Conservation Corps’ Youth Camping program combines education and job skills training with outdoor adventure for 16 to 19 year olds. With the guidance of experienced field staff, youth crew members work on conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects, while developing leadership skills and learning how to work as a team. Crews camp in the field for their entire session, traveling to a new project often and recreating on the weekends. Programs do have a tuition cost of up to $225 with scholarships available based on need.

Schedule: -Boise Summer 1: 6/5-7/10 Boise Summer 2: 7/17-8/21 -Members camp the entire time and work M-F

Qualifications: -Between the ages of 16 and 19 -Able to hike distances of up to 5 miles -Able to do physical work 8 hours a day -Willing to camp and stay with crew

Benefits: Earn a $300/week stipend & $50/week bonus and possible school credit

Costs: The program has a tuition cost of $225 with assistance available based on need. We do not want tuition cost to be a barrier for anyone

COVID-19 Safety Measures: We have developed and facilitated industry leading COVID management protocols that are in place to keep our members and staff healthy, and have maintained an excellent safety record. Visit www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/ covid19 to read our COVID protocols.

More information and application can be found at: IDAHOCC.ORG or call (208) 615-2726

POSITION: Crew Leader, Seasonal

LOCATION(s): Crews travel throughout the state – program starts and ends in Boise, Idaho

BENEFITS: Crew leaders will earn $106/day during field season plus $250 for duration of staff training. ($2/day bonus is available for field staff possessing a current WFR/EMT/WEMT certification)

PROGRAM DATES: 5/21/2021-7/30/2021 or 8/5/2021-10/15/2021

QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Cassie Connolly, AmeriCorps and Community Engagement Coordinator, at CassieC@IdahoCC.org or (208)-509-1619.

Organization Background:

Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC) is a program of Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoor, conservation-specific programs to youth and young adults throughout the Northwest emphasizing education, leadership, and personal growth.

Since 1984, NYC and its resource management partners have provided opportunities to over 19,000 youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC’s programs serve over 800 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.

Position Description:

Crew leaders manage and supervise conservation crews of four young adults, ages 19 and up, over the course of an 8 week session. Though schedules can vary, most crews will conduct project work Monday through Friday throughout their 8-week experience. On Saturday and Sunday, crews conduct resupply, shower, do laundry and participate in recreational activities (e.g., a hike). While on hitch, crews spend work days together and evenings in camp. While on hitch, field staff will be responsible for completing a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on public and private lands, and implementing a highly structured camp experience, including facilitation of group meals and outdoor education curriculum. Crew leaders are balanced individuals who must possess an inspirational charisma, embodying compassion and patience. In many ways our leaders teach our participants how to navigate a challenging work and social environment with grace and positivity.

This seasonal position not only allows crew leaders to deliver an impactful, educational experience to young people in their communities, but can also provide an entry-point into the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education.

Staff Training/Professional Development

All Leaders will be provided comprehensive training that covers:

USDA Chainsaw operation and maintenance

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • NYC Leadership Philosophy Crew Leader, Young Adult Programs
  • Behavior Management
  • Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
  • Time Management
  • Crew Management and Motivation
  • Driver Training
  • Conservation Education
  • Tool Use and Maintenance
  • Risk Management and Safety Procedures
  • Anaphylaxis training

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership and Mentorship – Leaders manage, supervise, and participate in all aspects of crew work from hauling rocks to stacking brush. The leader maintains discipline, resolves conflicts, and establish/maintains crew morale. Leaders provide formal and informal feedback to corps members with specific attention to work productivity and quality and teamwork. Crew leaders work to empower participants to build the skills necessary to lead the crews themselves. Crew leaders receive feedback on their performance and are challenged to develop their own leadership skills within this program.

Safety and Risk Management - Oversee the physical and emotional safety of program participants at all times. Safety is the number one priority in everything we do, including work, education, and recreation. This includes not only the physical safety of participants but their mental and emotional safety as well. Leaders will be responsible for transporting the crew and equipment, to and from the worksite daily, safely in ICC’s fleet vehicles.

Project Management & Implementation - Leaders are responsible for safely completing conservation projects by training, working with and supervising crews over 40 hours/week. Developing skills and effectively delegating responsibilities to make your crew as efficient as possible is critical to successful leadership in our programs. Leaders serve as the principal liaison between project sponsors and members of the local community. In the field, leaders provide direction to their crew with specific attention to safe work practices, proper tool use, work quality, and productivity. Crew leaders are mentors and role models, setting the pace and tone of the project site. This position is physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding. Leaders will lift heavy loads, walk long distances, and should expect to find each project physically challenging.

Education - Leaders implement daily lessons based on NYC’s education curriculum (SEED), which incorporates environmental education, life skills development, nutrition and health, and job readiness credentials. Crew leaders track participant’s progress throughout the program. Crew leaders are encouraged to bring their own skills and experiences to the education curriculum and use natural surroundings to capitalize on teachable moments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment
  • At least 21 years old
  • Current Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR certification
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Clean driving record for the past three years (Driver’s License Background Check required)
  • Recreational/professional outdoor experience
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and backpack 12 miles
  • Willingness and ability to frequently drive an ICC vehicle
  • Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Experience/desire in working with diverse populations
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

To Apply

Please fill out an application through Idaho Conservation Corps at http://www.idahocc.org/ then select APPLY HERE/LOGIN.

OR

Send a cover letter and resume to Cassie Connolly at CassieC@idahocc.org with “ICC Young Adult Leader” in the subject line or call (208)-509-1619.

Idaho Conservation and Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic status, or other socio-cultural identifiers.

POSITION: AmeriCorps Crew Member, Seasonal

LOCATION(s): Crews travel throughout the state – program starts and ends in Boise, Idaho

BENEFITS: Members receive a living allowance of $2,600 prorated through their term of service, $1,638 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.

PROGRAM DATES: 6/2/2021-7/30/2021 or 8/18/2021-10/15/2021

QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Cassie Connolly, AmeriCorps and Community Engagement Coordinator, at CassieC@IdahoCC.org or (208)-509-1619.

Organization Background: Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC) is a program of Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoor, conservation-specific programs to youth and young adults throughout the Northwest emphasizing education, leadership, and personal growth. Since 1984, NYC and its resource management partners have provided opportunities to over 19,000 youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC’s programs serve over 800 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.

Position Description: ICC’s young adult programs are innovative AmeriCorps service programs designed to provide hands-on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. Our program integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal development and conservation work skills. The position is challenging.

  • Participants work on physically demanding conservation projects in all-weather types.
  • Our program is a highly structured immersive experience, in an environment that does not allow for much independent time away from the crew, time in “civilization,” or access to electrical power.
  • We focus intentionally on the concept of community within our crews, which means we focus on being present with one another and do not use cell phones until after 8PM each evening (we intentionally “unplug”).
  • Participants engage in many group activities each day to help the crew function, including meal prep, water treatment, and tool maintenance, followed by a family-style dinner and formal educational sessions.
  • Participants are actively mentored and empowered by their leader and expected to take on increasing leadership roles within the crew, including acting as a “leader of the day/week” by the end of the program. Crew Member, Young Adult Programs

Through these challenging and rewarding experiences, our programs consistently help members become resilient, disciplined, empathetic and strong. A high value is placed upon interpersonal dynamics and the development of robust workplace skillsets.

Training/Professional Development: Participants are provided a comprehensive training during their term of service. Training will not exceed 20% of total member service hours. Depending on your crew’s projects, training MAY cover the following topics:

  • USDA Chainsaw/Crosscut operation and maintenance
  • ICC Leadership Philosophy
  • Basic Trail maintenance and Construction
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Crew Management and Motivation
  • Risk Management and Safety Procedures
  • Conservation Education
  • Tool Use and Maintenance

 Duties and Responsibilities: Work Project Participation – Crew Members will be part of a four-person crew led by one staff member. Crew Members are responsible for the safe completion of assigned projects promptly to predetermined specifications under the direction of their Crew Leader. They work closely with program staff and other participants, paying specific attention to safe workplace practices, proper tool use, work quality, and efficiency. Participants will work on high priority conservation projects for land management partners like the Forest Service, BLM, and Bureau of Reclamation. Some crews may be focused on the construction of bridges and kiosks, while others focus on the restoration of at-risk landscapes and watersheds. Other projects may include fuels reduction or GIS mapping and surveys. Each crew will have a project specialty and will receive training and certification appropriate to that theme.

Development & Education: - Crew Members participate in informal and formal educational discussions. An Individual Development Plan will be created by each member to foster self-improvement and reflection throughout the program. Participants will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day
  • 19+ years old
  • High School Diploma, GED
  • Excellent judgment
  • Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success
  • Ability to, give and take feedback
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check

 Hours:

 Though schedules can vary, most crews will conduct project work Monday through Friday throughout their experience. On Saturday and Sunday, crews will stay together to conduct resupply, shower, do laundry and participate in recreational activities (e.g., a hike). Members must complete a minimum of 450 hours of service, averaging over 50 hours a week - including work, training, education, and travel time — a 30 minute lunch and at least two breaks each day. This 30 minute lunch break does not count toward AmeriCorps member service hours. No vacation time is provided during the 9-week immersive program.

To Apply:

Please complete applicant registration materials at http://www.idahocc.org then select APPLY HERE/LOGIN.

Idaho Conservation Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers. In accordance with 45CFR 2520.65, AmeriCorps members may not perform prohibited service activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in the activities. Prohibited service activities are outlined in the Service Agreement and AmeriCorps member manual.

A Better You Gain certifications and work experience needed to open career pathways and get you moving towards your dream job.

 A Better Planet Spend 8 weeks working on conservation projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, trail construction, and fencing. Play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment.

Idaho Conservation Corps’ young adult conservation crews integrate team-based work projects, education, and professional trainings into a program that stresses personal growth and the development of resource management skills.

Schedule: -8 week duration | New crews start every few months

Qualifications: -19+ years old -High School Diploma/GED -Ability to lift 50 lbs., hike several miles, and be on foot for 8-10 hours per day -Positive mental attitude, flexibility and commitment to success -Ability to pass a criminal history background check

COVID-19 Safety Measures: We have developed and facilitated industry leading COVID management protocols that are in place to keep our members and staff healthy, and have maintained an excellent safety record. Visit www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/covid19 to read our COVID management protocols.

Compensation: Members receive a living allowance of $2,600 prorated throughout their term of service, along with earning a $1,638 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.

 (faculty contact: Leona Svancara):

Nearly 85% of Idaho's vertebrate animals are classified as nongame wildlife; if you include invertebrates and plants, almost 98% of the state's native species are not hunted, fished, or trapped. Focusing on the highest priority at-risk species, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Diversity Program works to maintain state management authority and help prevent species from becoming listed as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Students interested in a senior thesis, non-thesis research project, and/or internship will work with IDFG staff and UI faculty to develop specific objectives as needed. Several potential projects may be available such as assisting with revision and implementation of various aspects of the State Wildlife Action Plan, addressing climate change effects on species and/or habitats, and contributing to educational materials for citizen scientists and the public.

(Faculty contact: Greg Latta):
Projects involve developing and modifying models linking the forest resource base with forest product markets to evaluate the potential effectiveness of natural resource, energy, and climate policies. Examples include:

    • Projecting changes in rates of U.S. forest carbon sequestration and/or emissions in response to differing macroeconomic futures.
    • Evaluating the potential delivered wood cost effects of an expansion of wood-based bioenergy or mass timber production.
    • Exploring how policy focus when changing federal harvest rates affects private timber supply and fire risk mitigation.

(Faculty contact: Chloe Wardropper):

    • Wardropper conducts qualitative and quantitative social science research on how individuals and organizations make decisions about resource management (including working lands and water systems) under environmental change. Please see Dr. Wardropper’s website (https://chloewardropper.weebly.com/) for information about her projects and RA opportunities.

(Faculty contact: J.D. Wulfhorst):
Projects examine the ecosystem service challenges to provision resources needed for food and forage production while attending to resource conservation and sustainability needs. Research designs may have case sites as well as connectivity within LTAR – the Long Term Agroecosystem Research network. Examples include:

    • Investigating trends of rural community stability and cohesion in food production landscapes grappling with challenges of emigration, climate fluctuation, and new social risks (e.g., opioids).
    • Examining core indicators of rural prosperity and community well-being tied to risks and sustainability within the U.S. food production system. Focal areas may concentrate on rangelands or crop production aspects of food and fiber demands.
    • Design of secondary data analyses to construct an ‘atlas’ of human dimensions aspects within services and tradeoffs of agroecosystems. Outcomes of this approach will concentrate on measurable impacts within sustainable intensification as the long term network evolves.

 

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Natural Resources and Society

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
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Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Phone: 208-885-7911

Fax: 208-885-4674

Email: nrs@uidaho.edu

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